04/05/2019 - 17:30

Submitted by EBrown on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 20:31
Red admiral
Date and Time: 
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 17:30
Number Observed: 
First butterfly of the season
Wind Speed: 
Kansas City, Missouri. 4 butterflies observed. One would alight on corner of windowsill. Another would flutter against the house and the 1st would go after it and they would rapidly circle each other until the 2nd was driven away. 1st one would return to his perch again. Also saw 3 butterflies engaged in the rapid circling around each other and up until one drove the others away. The 1st butterfly was often still on its perch. Side of house faces west and was in full sunlight, no wind at the time, temperature in upper 60's F.